Sr. Marguerite Bartz

The St. Michael Indian School, located on the Navajo Reservation in the Diocese of Gallup between New Mexico and Arizona, was awarded a $41,451 grant last spring to fund vital renovations for the school. The grant is the first awarded by the Sister Marguerite Bartz Fund, which was created to honor the educator and servant Sr. Marguerite Bartz who was tragically murdered in 2009. Click to read more about how her legacy lives on.

 

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Priest soars high above adversity

Tuwan Bowden in Fr. Garrett's plane, Levelock, Alaska

In Alaska, isolated communities and harsh weather conditions are no barrier for the Catholic faith. Father Scott Garrett recalls a powerful story from his ministry in the Spring issue of EXTENSION magazine. Click here to read how Fr. Garrett soars above obstacles to serve the Archdiocese of Anchorage.

The Driehaus Challenge

Richard H. Driehaus

Business executive and Catholic Extension donor Richard H. Driehaus

“It is part of our Catholic education, faith and heritage to contribute to those most in need,” said Richard Driehaus, a Catholic Extension donor and the originator of the $500,000 Challenge Grant, in the Spring issue of EXTENSION magazine.  Click here to learn more about his perspective on generosity, responsibility and Catholic Extension.

The heart of Camden, Mississippi

In a small, rural community where 60 percent of the people live below poverty level and only 2 percent are Catholic, it would have been easy to let Sacred Heart fade away. But a small group of committed parishioners and church leaders made a different decision. From the latest issue of EXTENSION Magazine, read how Catholic Extension has helped this tenacious parish help itself and become an inspiration to all Catholics across America.

Traveling Exhibit — Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America


Did you know more than 110 US colleges and universities were founded by Catholic sisters?  In the Spring issue of Extension Magazine, we take a closer look at a new traveling exhibit touring museums across the country called Women & Sprit: Catholic Sisters in America that celebrates the invaluable contributions women religious have made to our nation.